Boeing 737 Max News

Safety Panel Says FAA Failed To Properly Review 737 Max Jet Anti-Stall System

U.S. aviation regulators assessing Boeing Co.’s 737 Max sometimes didn’t follow their own rules, used out-of-date procedures and lacked the resources and expertise to fully vet the design changes implicated in two fatal crashes, a review panel comprised of global …

American Airlines Cancels 737 Max Flights Until Jan. 16

American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. planemaker’s promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before the year-end. The largest U.S. airline, which had …

Boeing 737 MAX Timetable Uncertain As Regulators Continue Safety Review

WASHINGTON — U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing changes Boeing Co made to 737 MAX software after two fatal crashes, a development that raised questions about how quickly the grounded aircraft can return to …

Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Alleged Lost Wages From 737 Max Grounding

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) said on Monday it filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co alleging that the grounding of the planemaker’s 737 MAX aircraft had caused over $100 million in lost wages. Southwest Airlines is the largest operator …

U.S. Committee Seeks to Interview Boeing Engineer on Safety of 737 Max

A U.S. panel has asked Boeing Co to make an engineer available for an interview after reports that the worker filed an internal ethics complaint on 737 MAX’s safety and that the planemaker convinced the regulator to relax safety standards. …

Boeing CEO Sees ‘Endgame’ in Drive to Lift 737 Max Grounding

Boeing Co. is in the “endgame” of preparing its 737 Max to return to the commercial market after two deadly crashes prompted a global grounding more than six months ago, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said in an interview. The …

Boeing’s 737 Max Flight Tests Underestimated Risks, U.S. Investigators Say

Boeing Co.’s evaluation of the 737 Max system during development used an oversimplified test that didn’t anticipate the cacophony of alarms and alerts that actually occurred during a pair of deadly crashes, U.S. investigators concluded. In the first official finding …

U.S. Aviation Regulator Denies Misleading Congress on 737 Max Inspectors

American aviation regulators misled Congress about a whistle-blower’s allegation that many inspectors performing safety assessments on the now-grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max airplane weren’t properly qualified to certify pilots or assess pilot training, a government watchdog agency has concluded. The …

FAA Chief Stresses Need for Better Plane Design and Piloting

The top U.S. aviation regulator briefed his counterparts from around the world on the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max, reminding them that improvements in both aircraft design and piloting are needed for safety. Newly installed FAA Administrator Steve Dickson pledged …

Boeing Max Crash Report Faces Pushback from Lion Air, Regulator

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max amid concerns that too much blame is being placed on the Indonesian side, according …